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The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes
Jerry Bechard and Cindee Borton-Parker
Finalist, Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies, Midwest Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner, Cookbook of the Year, IndieFab Awards

Mmmm, pie! Mile-high meringue and dairy-state deliciousness attracts foodies, celebrities, and tourists from around the world, as well as the local guys and gals

The Norske Nook, founded as a small-town café in 1973, is now a foursome of revered pie shrines in Osseo, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, and Hayward, Wisconsin. The Nook’s international fame grew from a tradition of Midwest home baking, informed by Scandinavian roots and enriched by the luscious ripe fruit and sumptuous sour creams and cream cheeses of America’s dairyland.

This cookbook features the restaurants’ award-winning baking: Scandinavian specialties, cheesecakes, tortes, cookies, muffins, and more than seventy recipes (and variations) for pie. More than fifty new pie recipes have been created by the Nook bakers since 1990, when Jerry Bechard purchased the Osseo café from founder Helen Myhre. The Norske Nook has won thirty-six blue ribbons at the National Pie Championships in Florida—including three in 2014, for Lemon Cream Cheese, Peaches and Cream, and Jamberry.

Recipes in the book include:

  • Crusts
  • Toppings and Puddings
  • Dutch and Praline-Topped Pies
  • Double-Crust Pies
  • Candy Pies
  • Berry Pies
  • Cream Cheese Pies
  • Sour Cream Pies
  • Meringue Pies
  • Single-Crust Pies
  • Stirred Pudding Pies
  • Frozen Pies
  • Sugar-Free Pies
  • Cheesecakes
  • Tortes
  • Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Scandinavian Specialties

Author. Photo credit, Name

Jerry Bechard has owned the Norske Nook since 1990 and is a past winner of the Restaurateur of the Year award from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. He also owns the Northwoods Brew Pub in Eau Claire and lives in Hayward, Wisconsin. Cindee Borton-Parker is the regional manager for the Norske Nook restaurants and bakeries in northwest Wisconsin and lives in New Auburn, Wisconsin. Both are avid lovers of pie.

Visit www.norskenook.com





“Those famous Norske pies! [The authors] detail delicious graham cracker crusts and berry toppings, Dutch and praline-topped pies, meringue, apple and custard fillings and on to luscious muffins, cookies and puddings. The colorful full-page photos are hunger inducing.”
Shepherd Express

“Pies take center stage in this attractive hardcover volume, as well they should. From Dutch apple to peach raspberry melba to strawberry, coconut pineapple, custard, lemon meringue, and the café’s famous sour cream raisin, pie is the No. 1 reason people stop at Norske Nook.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

“The up-close, full-page photos will surely get your pie juices flowing, and the volume is a welcome collection of Heartland pies, cheesecakes, tortes, muffins, and cookies.”
Edible Madison

“This cookbook is a celebration of all of our pie and bakery recipes, with some memories, beautiful pictures of the pies, and a few instructional photos. After years of many requests for our recipes, we couldn’t disregard the demand from our local guests and our travelers to take another piece of Norske Nook pie home.”
—Jerry Bechard and Cindee Borton-Parker



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April 2015
LC: 2014037003 TX
254 pp.  7¾ × 10
101 color photos

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Cloth $29.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-30430-0
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